I must said, I am quite disturbed by this video. Also, it is my part to educate fellow mobileofficers and co-workers on to be more secure.
From the video, what we can see is a robbery cases at Restoran Subur Seksyen 15 Shah Alam at Date / Time : 28th August 2011 @ 0355hrs to 0405hrs. 28th August, is when most of Malaysian citizens back to their hometown to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri therefore you could explain why the robbery took cases where there’s only few people at Mamak. (Popular mamak always crowded even in early morning). Few people in helmets and raincoats storming the mamak, robbing everything that they can get including two laptops and they get away pretty fast.
While i believe the blame is on those thief, but we, on our part, have to know, understand the risk, and do our part.
This is one of the reason I don’t quite like to work at Mamak. Primary reason would be the chairs and the noise level, their security isn’t that tight. Mamak has a lot of exit due to open air. You can see the thief storming, rushing inside to rob. But it is good that people can escape easily so the trick here is be nimble. To be honest, i’ve never been into that situation so i’m unsure if I can be as nimble as I said, i would be escaping with my laptop only.
The second thing is the time. It is at wee in the morning 0355-0405. People are sleeping during that time so there’s no reason for you to work on that time. (while I know the couple maybe just do some light surfing, can’t they do it at home? )
If you really need to work outside at night, I recommend areas that alive at night and areas that you think have more police, such as Bangsar.
I still remember the day, bunch of people, in suspicious way, staring at me and my MacBook Pro at mamak. Ever since then, I no longer working at Mamak stall unless just for 30 minutes.
The blame is on the thief but let us do our part, know the risk, and stay alert.
September 7th, 2011 by admin Posted in Article, English |